Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in astrophysics and applied mathematics. The positions are available in the Solar and Stellar Interiors Department from as early as November 2018 for an initial period of three years. The start date is negotiable. A number of projects are available to study the activity and dynamics of the Sun and distant stars. Topics of interest include (1) analysis of photometric time-series from Kepler and TESS, (2) analysis of helioseismic observations, (3) modeling of solar and stellar interiors, (4) linear and non-linear inverse problems, or (5) high performance computing, machine learning.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in either physics, astrophysics, geophysics, applied mathematics, or scientific computing. Applications should include a full CV and a proposed start date. Please send applications as a single PDF file to with ''Postdocs Q4 - 2018” in the subject line. Candidates may arrange for one letter of recommendation to be emailed to the same address.

Applications received by 22 October 2018 will receive full consideration. Remuneration is according to the German public services salary scale TVöD, up to E13, depending on the candidate’s profile. Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

MPS is conveniently located on the North Campus of the University of Goettingen. The Max Plank Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented, thus women are encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled persons are encouraged and will be favoured in the case of equally qualified applicants.

Job location: 
37077 Goettingen
Contact and application information
Monday, October 22, 2018
Contact name: 
Laurent Gizon